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Jennifer Hudson Is Vindicated, Former Brother-In-Law Found Guilty Of Murder

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Justice has been served.

This afternoon, a jury rightfully found Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law William Balfour guilty of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

While the verdict was read, Jennifer sat between her fiance and sister, crying silently as Balfour was convicted of all charges. While her fiance held her hand, Jennifer's sister shared a brief, but noticeable moment with her, while her ex-husband was escorted back to prison. Balfour showed no sign of remorse or sadness while the verdict was read.

According to his lawyer, however, Balfour is "disappointed" by this decision handed down by the jury, but everyone involved with his case hopes that the "appellate court will take a look at this case with a very critical eye."

We have no doubt they will … just like we have no doubt that they will come back with the same decision as the jury did today.

Jennifer and her family opted not to talk to the press immediately following the verdict, but did release this statement soon after, saying:

"We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we're very grateful. We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday."

Amen to that.

Of course, even though Balfour will pay for his crimes, nothing can ever replace Jennifer's family or fill the gaping void left behind by them. We just hope that in time, Jennifer, Julia and the whole Hudson family will find some peace.

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12 comments to “Jennifer Hudson Is Vindicated, Former Brother-In-Law Found Guilty Of Murder”

  1. Freddie's says – reply to this


    I don't think vindicated is the right word here

  2. 2

    There is no vindication here. Jennifer will have a hole in her heart the rest of her life. No sentence will ever sooth the pain she has gone through.

  3. 3

    Vindicated of what? Very insensitive and misleading headline.

  4. 4

    Vindicated, Nooo, But relived yes.

    I have 2 daughters, and if god forbids something happens to anyone I love, I will never feel Vindivated no matter what I get in Return.

    Tara Hamdi

  5. tracker says – reply to this


    vindicated=injurerd party proved innocent

  6. 6


  7. 7

    How is she vindicated? Had she been accused of something she did not, in fact, do? You're an ignorant fool. And there is no cure for it.

  8. brcueben says – reply to this


    yes, mr. perez. better have a talk w/ your editor. vindicated?

  9. geb says – reply to this


    hopefully there is a death penalty in that state cause nobody is more deserving

  10. 10

    I'm thinking you don't know what vindicated means.

  11. 11

    This case does not deserves an appeal of no such. This guy had the keys to one of the victims suv. He was also seen driving the same stolen suv that had the murdered body of his stepson(seven yrs old). No appeal! Life in prison for a crime like this is a pat on the back at least he gets to live. Honestly, this guy deserves the dealth penalty on all levels. They did not need finger prints for a conviction. William Balfour was linked all over this murder case. The timeline, he told several lies about his wherebouts, phone records. He killed the family with the same gun he had stolen from one of the victims. Too many people placed that same gun on Balfour. He just spent six yrs in prison before he met the Hudson woman for attempted murder durning a car jacking. Released on '06! William is just another guy who is institutionalized.

  12. 12

    Re: HILRAY – Hilray she is a beautifil woman and tremendous vocalist. She has managed her career with polish and grace. You are so ignorant to say what you just wrote.